Joint UK-South Africa Workshop on bioinformatics and wheat genomics

Twenty-one early career researchers came together in Worcester South Africa in June 2017 to attend a workshop aimed at addressing the dire need for training in bioinformatics, funded under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund.

The workshop took place over three days and provided a gentle introduction to various bioinformatic tools and practical guidance on career development. It also promoted new relationships between UK and South African scientists. The workshop was organised by Dr. Diane Saunders from the John Innes Centre in the UK and Dr. Renée Prins from the University of the Free State in South Africa.